Gurugram: Vineet Whig, 47, Chief Operating Officer at Encyclopaedia Britannica, killed himself after jumping from the 19th floor of his Cyber City residence in Gurgaon late on Saturday night.

The cleaning staff of the society found his body inside the shaft on Sunday morning with a suicide note. He had jumped into a deep vertical tunnel used for ventilation for the building.

The suicide note read, “I am taking my own life, no one is responsible. I am unable to cope. I am sorry. I am depressed. I see no way out except for suicide. Yes, I am a coward. I should have faced life.”

A former employee of Wipro, Whig is survived by his wife and three children.